The old city of Udaipur is getting a makeover. The Smart City Company is painting the buildings in off-white colour giving back Udaipur its old identity of the ‘White City’ of Rajasthan.
After the Pink City of Jaipur, the Blue City of Jodhpur and the Golden City Jaisalmer, Udaipur is now striving to bag its old title of the White City. However, the term goes beyond the conventional conception of colours.
Originally, the White City of Udaipur got its existence since the rulers of the city made beautiful palaces and castles with white marble. The highlights of the city like the City Palace, Jag Mandir, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace were all painted in the colour which also symbolises peace and unity.
Besides, the aerial view of the city will show that most of the houses and other ancient structures in the city are white.
Under the Smart City Project, historical buildings like Bagore Ki Haveli is also under the process of restoration. You can already see the ‘white-city’ effect on the Jagdish Chowk – Gangaur Ghat Road.